Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH794659
Queens Park Primary School (QPPS) is seeking to establish a pool of Kindergarten to Year 6 (K-6) Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2023 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2025. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2023 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2025
Suitable applicants should be highly motivated, reflective teachers who seek out new opportunities, are focused on their own professional growth and have leadership qualities. They should be highly collaborative with a focus on implementing evidence-based practices, including an understanding of how learners learn and early development information, especially oral language development.
Suitable applicants should also possess a results-orientated focus and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to assist in interacting with students, parents, and colleagues.
It is highly desirable for applicants to have experience with English as an Additional Language (EAL/D) Learners as many early childhood students at QPPS are stage 1 EAL/D, with no previous English Experience. Applicants who have experience with students who may have an imputed disability, or a diagnosed disability will also have an advantage and are encouraged to apply.
As a teacher at our school, you should be a passionate educator, with high expectations and be committed to making a difference in the lives of all young people. You will ideally have outstanding interpersonal skills and will be committed to working in a team environment.
Suitable applicants will ideally possess a strong knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum, genuinely plan for, and integrate Information Communication Technology (ICT) throughout the curriculum and who has a strong Inquiry Based learning focus, for our diverse student population (78% English as a Second Language Speaking Students).
Suitable applicants will be working in an environment committed to whole school approaches, self-reflection, and ongoing self-improvement. You will work alongside your Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Primary colleagues in collaborative teams for the continuous improvement of student outcomes, developing strong positive relationships with students and their parents, while maintaining high expectations for all students.
At QPPS, there is a strong embedded pastoral care culture where staff provide empathy, care and support to colleagues, students and families. The school has a strong focus on English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Mainstream, Promoting Alternate Thinking Strategies (PATHS) and Behaviour Management. With this in mind, it would be desirable for applicants to display how they can successfully engage all students, both academically and socially, within their written applications.
Early childhood has a strong Synthetics Phonics focus using the Sounds-Write program. Staff plan together and a genuine commitment to planning is part of the role.
To assist in your written application, please read the School Business Plan which can be located on our website for more information of the context of our school. Please ensure when writing your application that you address the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in the context of Queens Park Primary School.
QPPS School is an Independent Public School, with a student population of approximately 300 Kindergarten to Year 6 students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Centrally located between Welshpool Road and the Armadale Rail Line and approximately ten kilometres from the CBD, Queens Park PS was established in 1905 in a nearby community hall. It was relocated to its present site in 1906.
The staff are dedicated, compassionate professionals with a balance of recent graduates and experienced teachers. Teaching Staff and Allied Professionals are committed to providing high quality educational programs that are relevant to the individual learning needs of all students through curriculum differentiation, have high level experience and knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and whole school programs.
Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within Early Childhood Education). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):
- Professional knowledge;
- Professional practice; and
- Professional engagement.
Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Queens Park Primary School can be found by visiting queensparkps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information
Please contact Julie Loader, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9278 3750 or emailing Julie.Loader@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Julie Loader by emailing Julie.Loader@education.wa.edu.au and you will be contacted to discuss your queries further.
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include: [red highlighted areas are optional]
- A three (3) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements; and
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 13 February 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.